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Very Quick Tips: XCOM 2

Even if you're a veteran of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, XCOM 2 is likely to catch you off guard. The aliens are a meaner, sneakier lot this time out, and it's going to take every dirty trick in the book to keep up with them. The XCOM team has more...   read

 
 
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XCOM 2 review

Review: XCOM 2

XCOM 2 is a frustrating game, and not just due to the infamous difficulty the franchise is known for. It's frustrating because there is an absolutely fantastic game at its core, a total improvement on what was already one of the best turn-b...   read

 
 
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Review: Firewatch

The drunk, nude teens bathing in the lake at sunset summed up Firewatch neatly: "you're just some sad man out in the woods." Kids always know just where to cut. If you could translate the insult quadrant of their brains you'd have the most ...   read

 
 
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American Truck Sim Review

Review: American Truck Simulator

I live in New Jersey, so I think I know a thing or two about California. After all, I've listened to plenty of N.W.A. and Tupac, plus I've seen Fast Times at Ridgemont High.  Oh, and I've been to California a whole lot to visit my...   read

 
 
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Read Only Memories review
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Review: Read Only Memories

MidBoss, the team behind the LGBT-centric gaming convention, GaymerX, has been having quite a successful time lately. After reaching its Kickstarter funding goals at the end of 2013, the team has been hard at work creating its very first ga...   read

 
 
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Review: The Beginner's Guide

The Stanley Parable is famous for its fourth wall-breaking narrative, taking the maligned "walking simulator" genre and showing how effective it can be in the hands of a capable designer. When writer Davey Wreden surprise-announced a new ti...   read

 
 
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Her Story review

Review: Her Story

Her Story is certainly not what you would call a traditional video game. Set entirely on a police computer database in the English town of Portsmouth, it breaks a lot of new ground in terms of blending its narrative and gameplay in fascinat...   read

 
 
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Review: Massive Chalice

Double Fine's less scrutinized Kickstarter success, Massive Chalice, has been formally released half a year since entering Early Access. Along with Invisible, Inc., it formed a one-two punch of time-eating, XCOM-tinged turn-based strategy f...   read

 
 
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Review: Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series: Sons of Winter

At the end of Episode 3: The Sword in the Darkness, Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series was in an interesting place. Nearly all of the playable characters were in tough spots, but all of them ended the episode with some hope for the fut...   read

 
 
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Review: Schrodinger's Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark

"Schrödinger's Cat" refers to an old physics thought experiment that highlights the weirdness of the quantum theory. Though it generally applies to very small particles, a device could be designed that leverages the probability of a pa...   read

 
 


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Review: Action Henk

Going into Action Henk, a time-trial platforming game starring action figures, I expected to grow frustrated. I figured that once the training wheels came off, the challenge would rise to a point where perfection, or something closely resem...   read

 
 
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Review: Invisible, Inc.

It feels weird to be finally reviewing a game I played more than anything else last year despite it being in Early Access. I mean, I already gave it a Game of the Year award. Klei (Don't Starve, Mark of the Ninja) has perfectly, sensibly ma...   read

 
 
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Castlevania's IGA back with 'dream game' Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Last year, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night assistant director and subsequent series producer Koji "IGA" Igarashi left Konami after nearly 25 years with the company. At GDC that year, Igarashi ended his interesting Symphony of the Night p...   read

 
 
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Review: Vertiginous Golf

Golf has a centuries-old reputation as being a maddening game. It's simple in premise, but that simplicity is always lost in transition from theory to execution. "Put tiny white ball in tiny cup" sounds easy enough, but after a water hazard...   read

 
 
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Review: Kerbal Space Program

I might have never touched Kerbal Space Program had it not been offered as a review assignment. What a tremendous shame that would've been. From a comfortable distance, I had seen enough of this hardcore rocket-building and space-explorati...   read

 
 
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Review: Titan Souls

I've always clamored for the all-boss-fights game. Shadow of the Colossus, an inescapable inspiration here, did it right and others have done it wrong, like Prince of Persia (2008), but I love the idea of removing fluff encounters. A JRPG t...   read

 
 
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Review: Dyscourse

[Disclosure: I backed Dyscourse on Kickstarter.] A common thread in new school adventure and role-playing games is the emphasis on player choice, with an implied promise that through individual decisions players can build a unique narrative...   read

 
 
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Review: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel: Claptastic Voyage

With Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, I like and dislike different parts of it in almost equal measure. The combat is exciting and the characters are likable. On the other hand, the environments are a little dull and it suffers from a host...   read

 
 
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Review: Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series: The Sword in the Darkness

Telltale seems to be getting into the swing of things with Game of Thrones, in more ways than one. For starters, it only took seven weeks since the last episode for this one to come out. If Telltale can keep up that pace, the season should ...   read

 
 
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Review: Tales from the Borderlands: Atlas Mugged

[Disclosure: Anthony Burch, who consulted on the story for Tales from the Borderlands, was previously employed at Destructoid. As always, no relationships, personal or professional, were factored into the review.] Tales from the Border...   read

 
 
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Review: Cities: Skylines

The connection between the design and implementation of the sidewalks and streets we use on a daily basis requires a huge mental leap for me. Walking down the cobblestone in my city and looking up to see the sky framed with highrises inspi...   read

 
 
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Firewatch has topless teens, meaty hands, and mystery

I've been firewatching out for Campo Santo's new 'exploration mystery' since hearing about the talent behind it. Artist Olly Moss, Mark of the Ninja designer Nels Anderson, and season one The Walking Dead writers and des...   read

 
 
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Volume is a more thoughtful approach to Metal Gear Solid VR Mission-like stealth

Volume is a fitting name for a polygonal, Metal Gear Solid VR Missions-looking stealth game with enough rectangles to feed a geometry class for the entire year. In the case of Mike Bithell's Thomas Was Alone follow-up, however, "volume" is ...   read

 
 
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The first three rounds of Sid Meier's Starships are not enough

Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth released to mixed reactions. I loved how it took the took the classic gameplay to alien worlds, and I especially appreciated its underlying narrative about the future of the human race. Other long-time...   read

 
 
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Oddworld New 'n' Tasty
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PC Port Report: Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty

Like Chris, I had my first taste of Oddworld when it was new, back on the PlayStation in 1997. Abe's Oddysee and Abe's Exoddus were two of my favorite titles from that era, so when Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty was announced, I was pretty stoked ...   read

 
 
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So after seeing that leaked gameplay of No Mans Sky, Im On one hand it looks pretty On the other hand, theres way less exploring and way more generic survival game stuff going on than I had But whats there seems

 
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Day 2 under the rule of Windows Sound problems 10 hours of fiddling has produced significant improvements, but still a significant drop in sound quality in some games, mostly Some Youtube videos sound a bit off as

 
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I really kinda like Teen Titans GO, but I wonder if the original series still holds I stopped watching around season three or four though, so I dont know much about all these cliffhangers the show ends What do you guys think? Should I buy them?

 
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Just began playing The Wolf Among Us for the 1st If theres one other genre that holds my attention just as effectively as FPSs, its the adventure The writing & storytelling alone are reason enough for me to stick around & relish its qualities

 

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